Broadcast Director
at TEGNA

Date Posted: 9/3/2020

Job Description

​KHOU, The TEGNA NBC affiliate in Houston, TX is looking for a is looking for a Broadcast Director. The person filling this role will be tasked with the technical directing and switching of our live broadcasts using Sony ELC Production Automation. KHOU News produces over 10.5 hours of live local content per day, and the director is the last line of defense of that product before it hits the air. We are seeking an individual who can execute transformation and growth of our visual product in the ever-changing world of live local news. This position is responsible for coding and punching our locally produced content. The director works closely with a team of production professionals and news producers to place the most compelling and clean products on the air. The ideal candidate will be required to provide technical support for the 10.5 hours of live production per day and assist with occasional remote productions. We are looking for someone to bring some new, forward-thinking production ideas to the table to help us adapt to a constantly changing viewer base. ​

 

Responsibilities:

​Ability to adapt and quickly change on the fly for breaking news and unexpected special events.

Knowledge and experience with operation and understanding of studio cameras, production switchers, video routers and audio consoles and automation, intercom and graphics systems

Efficiency with ENPS, Bitcentral, Chyron, Chyron ISQ, and ELC Automation

Work closely with the Production Manager to facilitate any changes and updates to our automation systems as they work hand-in-hand with News Automation workflows.​

 

Job Requirements

Requirements

​Oversee the overall look of our product across multiple platforms.

Ability to work with a team of people to achieve clean newscasts.

Have high attention to detail to find and correct problems before they hit the air.

Must be able to work quickly and efficiently under pressure.

Must have the ability to juggle multiple tasks at once.

Ability to work with a flexible schedule is a must.  May require mornings, nights, weekends and holidays (Schedule is TBD).

Must be flexible with scheduling, including but not limited to, breaking news and illness.

College degree

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills required

Excellent communication and organizational skills

Ability to lift and operate handheld/jib and studio cameras weighing 26+lbs. a must​

 

About TEGNA

TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. Across platforms, TEGNA tells empowering stories, conducts impactful investigations and delivers innovative marketing solutions. With 62 television stations and four radio stations in 51 markets, TEGNA is the largest owner of top 4 affiliates in the top 25 markets, reaching over 38 percent of all television households nationwide. TEGNA also owns leading multicast networks Justice Network and Quest. TEGNA Marketing Solutions (TMS) offers innovative solutions to help businesses reach consumers across television, email, social and over-the-top (OTT) platforms, including Premion, TEGNA’s OTT advertising service. For more information, visit www.TEGNA.com.

 

TEGNA Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We encourage and consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, enrollment in college or vocational school, political affiliation, veteran status or genetic information.

Job Snapshot

About Us

KHOU 11 has been one of the top-rated CBS affiliates in Texas for over two decades. For more than 60 years, KHOU 11 has been a leader in local news, information and community involvement. We serve our viewers, in the tenth-largest television market, through several daily broadcasts, as well as 24-hour news coverage via KHOU.com, social media, and mobile platforms.  KHOU 11 continues to grow and connect with new audiences in our community by covering news stories and participating in community events that support our “KHOU Stands for Houston” brand.